I made a DIY camera strap for my new love!. I finally purchased my NEW Nikon D5500, an upgrade from my broken Nikon D5100. I love my old camera which is sick and needs repairs that almost make it not worth it but it's my first love and I will get it repaired for a back-up camera. I stayed in the Nikon family but bumped it up a few notches, I did not go pro because I ain't ready for that. This camera is super cool because it has touchscreen! Yeah baby, I can do everything right on the screen. I am going to take a Nikon class to learn everything that I can do with this baby, so that I get my monies worth from it.
So in honor of my new camera I decided to make a custom DIY camera strap tutorial. I used parts from the Nikon strap that came with the camera, which also saved me a little cash. I also used one of my eye-glasses printed fabrics cause I wear glasses, duh! This was a super easy DIY which I figured out as I went along. So without further ado, here is my DIY camera strap tutorial.
Interfacing [I used Pellon FF 7812 Flex Foam Fusible]
Pieces from old camera strap [in my case]
If you do not have an old camera strap, you will need these items:
Leather/Faux leather fabric
Nylon Strapping Black
Plastic Strap adjusters
I cut my pieces thicker than my original strap and a little longer. I cut two pieces from my fabric, one piece from my interfacing.[my interfacing is padded] Make sure the ends of your fabric will be the same size as your connection to the piece for the fabric to the nylon straps. I removed the connecting piece with nylon straps from my old camera strap
Turn and press turning in your open edge.
Now you will finish off the strap by adding a edge stitch all the way around your fabric.
I removed all the stitching and I wasn't sure if I would be able to use the existing connection pieces. My pieces are rubber and I didn't know if it would get chewed up when sewing over the old stitch lines. It came out a little wonky but it's OK, I can live with it. So you may want to make your own piece for this part. [ If you did not use a old camera strap pieces, you will now add your connecting piece, nylon strap and plastic adjusters according to the instructions. ]
Taaa-Daaaa It's done!